?Laing O'Rourke to commence work on Olympic conversion
?Engineering enterprise Laing O'Rourke is set to commence overseeing facilities management for the construction work involved in converting the former Olympic Park Press and Broadcast Centres. This forms part of the prestigious iCity scheme and will see the company spearhead the creation of a creative and digital cluster in London, which is intended to be among the best in the world. The iCity project is a joint venture between specialist real estate investment and advisory company Delancey and Infinity SDC. Laing O'Rourke has been appointed to redevelop the existing buildings of the media complex on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford - and the location is hoped to become a brand new centre of innovation, education and enterprise.The unique location, which is presided over by Here East, will be transformed to offer flexible spaces that are able to unite major global enterprises with new startups. Loughborough University is already set to open a brand new London campus to its first cohort of students in October 2015. This will take its place in a part of the former Press Centre, which will be ready for new businesses to move in by the start of summer next year. Office and studio space will also be available in the former Broadcast Centre, which is lined up for a phased delivery, ready for occupation by the start of 2016. Chief executive officer of Laing O'Rourke Anna Stewart said: "Here East is not only creating a world class digital and creative hub but will also deliver immediate economic benefits for East London and the wider UK through the creation of skilled employment and training opportunities during the construction phase. "Laing O'Rourke is incredibly proud to be returning to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to help bring about this vision," she continued.
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